Get your pumpkin-fix with a jar of healthy pumpkin pie overnight oats. Made the night before, it’s like waking up to pumpkin pie for breakfast.
October is almost over which means one thing: there’s only a month left to make pumpkin-filled everything (after all, we have to start making room for hot cocoa and Christmas cookies).
As much as I love baking and cooking with pumpkin, I wanted something that’s quick and easy to make and a recipe that can use up any leftover pumpkin you might have sitting around.
These healthy pumpkin pie overnight oats are my ideal fall breakfast for three simple reasons:
These healthy pumpkin overnight oats start with the same base as all my overnight oats:
Then, to make these “pumpkin pie” oats, you’ll also need:
While pumpkin is the quintessential food of Fall in America, it’s also super healthy for us as well.
Pumpkin is packed full of nutrients, including vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, vitamin B2, vitamin E (an antioxidant), and iron.
And for those watching their weight, pumpkin is low in calories with 1 cup of pureed pumpkin containing just 50 calories (and 3 grams of fiber).
As you can tell from the pictures, I love my overnight oats thick and creamy.
But I know that thicker texture isn’t for everyone.
There are three ways to make these oats more liquidy and lighter to eat.
It can take some time, but after a few tweaks you’ll have a go-to ratio of ingredients for your perfect overnight oat texture.
While these oats are inspired by dessert, I’m not a huge fan of super sweet things in the morning.
Usually I don’t add any sugar to my overnight oats, but with the earthiness of the pumpkin, I found adding 1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup was just the right amount of sweetness.
However, if you like your oats to be more dessert-like, feel free to bump the maple syrup up with another 1-2 tsp.
If you try these oats I’d love to see and hear! Tag @TheHealthyToast_RD on Instagram or drop me a comment below!
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Perfect for fall! I have gotta try this.
Thanks Karly! Let me know what you think 🙂